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Bundesliga, 10. January 2021

4-1 win in Augsburg

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Both teams made just one change to their line-ups from Matchday 14; for VfB that meant a sixth start of the season for Mateo Klimowicz, with Sasa Kalajdzic dropping to the bench.

Highlights
10th minute The boys from Cannstatt take an early lead! After Augsburg defender Reece Oxford trips Klimowicz inside the penalty area, referee Daniel Schlager awards VfB a spot-kick, which Nicolas Gonzalez confidently converts.
14th minute The hosts almost equalise shortly afterwards as Daniel Caligiuri’s 30-yard free-kick cannons off the crossbar.
29th minute A superb goal on the counter for VfB as Marc Oliver Kempf releases Borna Sosa down the left with a long ball. He crosses into the middle for Silas Wamangituka, who makes it 2-0.
46th minute Augsburg pull a goal back just 30 seconds into the second half. Ruben Vargas surges down the left and crosses for Marco Richter, who taps in from close range.

61st minute VfB continue to press forward and pull clear again after Gonzalo Castro’s back-post volley from Gonzalez’s cross is awarded following a VAR check.
76th minute Pellegrino Matarazzo’s side have a man extra for the final few minutes after Augsburg attacker Richter is sent off for a second yellow card.
87th minute Daniel Didavi makes it 4-1 to VfB shortly before the final whistle.

Waldemar Anton:

We played well and enjoyed that game. We found the spaces well, had some nice link-up play and were aggressive and gritty in the challenges. All in all we deserved to win, even if we could have maybe scored another goal. It was a deserved victory for us.

Summary

VfB have the best away record in the Bundesliga this term, the team’s tally on the road this season now standing at 17 points. Castro and Co. played on the front foot and with pace right from the off in Augsburg, and deservedly took an early lead. Augsburg’s goal in the second half did not knock Matarazzo’s charges off course and ultimately the margin of victory was just reward for an impressive performance.